Therapeutics & Translation

The translation of discoveries in Biomedical Sciences across to clinical and commercial settings is a feature of many of the research activities in the School

Groups / Projects Research Lead Dept / Centre
A universal vaccine against influenza A Project Leader Professor David Jackson Microbiology and Immunology
Ascher laboratory: Structural biology and bioinformatics Head of Laboratory Dr David Ascher
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Australian bite and sting trends: Australian Venomous Injury Project (AVIP) Project Leader Dr Ronelle Welton Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Autologous stem cell therapies in Australia Project Leader Professor Megan Munsie Anatomy and Neuroscience
Biolpolymer-based vaccine delivery systems Project Leader Professor David Jackson Microbiology and Immunology
Bo&MeRanG Research Projects Melbourne Coordinator Dr Marie Greyer
Can drug-like mimetics of BDNF promote remyelination after injury? Dr Junhua Xiao Anatomy and Neuroscience
Characterising the pathways responsible for ICU-acquired weakness Research Project Leader Dr René Koopman
Physiology
Contemplating stem cells in society Project Leader Dr Claire Tanner Anatomy and Neuroscience
Crack laboratory: Neuropharmacology Head of Laboratory Associate Professor Peter Crack
Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Defining new roles for the Hippo signalling pathway in skeletal muscle Research Project Leader Associate Professor Paul Gregorevic
Physiology
Developing innovative animal and cell culture models to study and treat muscular dystrophies Research Project Leader Associate Professor Paul Gregorevic
Physiology
Developing new therapies for Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Senior Research Officer & Lab Manager Catherine Kennedy, PhD Microbiology and Immunology
Development of a self-adjuvanting vaccine for enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) Project Leader Professor David Jackson Microbiology and Immunology
Development of Novel antimalarial drugs Professor Leann Tilley Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Towards understanding new therapies for obesity and diabetes: discovering new regulators of lipid metabolism Research Project Leader Professor Matthew Watt
Physiology
Edgington-Mitchell laboratory: Protease Pathophysiology Head of Research Group Dr Laura Edgington-Mitchell
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Endothelin pharmacology in the setting of pulmonary hypertension Project Leader Professor James Angus Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Establishing the effect of glycine/serine metabolism on skeletal muscle cell growth Research Project Leader Dr René Koopman
Physiology
Exercise-induced liver-muscle cross-talk and mitochondrial adaptations Research Project Leader Dr Magdalene Montgomery
Physiology
Exploring new roles for the TGFβ signalling network as a key regulator of skeletal muscle in health and disease Research Project Leader Associate Professor Paul Gregorevic
Physiology
Furness laboratory: Digestive physiology and nutrition Head of Laboratory Professor John Furness
Anatomy and Neuroscience
Gleeson laboratory: Membrane trafficking and protein sorting in health and disease and development of new therapeutics Head of Laboratory Professor Paul Gleeson
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Gooley laboratory: Structural biology of disease Head of Laboratory Professor Paul Gooley
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Gregorevic laboratory: Muscle Research and Therapeutics Head of Laboratory Associate Professor Paul Gregorevic
Physiology
Growth factors and peptide mimetics Project Leader Dr Susan Northfield Pharmacology and Therapeutics
How early life experience influences brain myelination and function late in life? Dr Junhua Xiao Anatomy and Neuroscience
Hughes & Northfield laboratory: Drug design Joint Heads of Laboratory Associate Professor Tony Hughes & Dr Susan Northfield
Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Innovative approaches to prepare synthetic, partially synthetic and natural product-based vaccines Project Leader Professor David Jackson Microbiology and Immunology
Investigating the molecular basis of central myelination and repair Dr Junhua Xiao Anatomy and Neuroscience
Ivanusic laboratory: Pain and sensory mechanisms Head of Laboratory Associate Professor Jason Ivanusic
Anatomy and Neuroscience
Jackson laboratory: Synthetic vaccine design Head of Laboratory Professor David Jackson
Microbiology and Immunology
Koopman laboratory: Clinical nutrition and muscle metabolism Head of Laboratory Dr René Koopman
Physiology
Learning from skeletal muscles to develop new treatments for cancer Research Project Leader Associate Professor Paul Gregorevic
Physiology
Lew laboratory: Theoretical and empirical pharmacology Head of Laboratory Dr Michael Lew
Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Lipopeptide-based adjuvanting systems Project Leader Professor David Jackson Microbiology and Immunology
Mangum Lab: Translational Proteomics Head of Laboratory Dr Jonathan Mangum
Pharmacology and Therapeutics
McConville laboratory: Molecular microbiology Head of Laboratory Professor Malcolm McConville
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Molecular mechanisms of drug resistance in cancer Project Leader Dr Jonathon Mangum Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Molecular mechanisms that contribute to skeletal pain Head of Laboratory Associate Professor Jason Ivanusic Anatomy and Neuroscience
Montgomery laboratory: Metabolic Tissue Cross-Talk Head of Laboratory Dr Magdalene Montgomery
Physiology
Munsie laboratory: Ethical, legal and social implications of stem cell research Head of Laboratory Professor Megan Munsie
Anatomy and Neuroscience
Murray & Xiao laboratory: Neurotrophin and myelin Joint Heads of Laboratory Dr Simon Murray & Dr Junhua Xiao
Anatomy and Neuroscience
Pain management using ultrasound-guided local anaesthetic techniques Head of Laboratory Associate Professor Jason Ivanusic Anatomy and Neuroscience
Patient voices: An analysis of patients’ information-based priorities and needs Project Leader Professor Megan Munsie Anatomy and Neuroscience
Preclinical pharmacology – cardiovascular efficacy and safety R&D Project Leader Associate Professor Christine Wright Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Principles of Peripheral Nerve Myelination Dr Simon Murray Anatomy and Neuroscience
Prognostic biomarker and therapeutic target discovery in stroke Project Leader Dr Jonathon Mangum Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Ralph laboratory: Drug targets and gene regulation in Plasmodium falciparum Head of Laboratory Dr Stuart Ralph
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Relaxin family peptide hormones Project Leader Associate Professor Tony Hughes Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Restoring immunocompetency in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Senior Research Officer & Lab Manager Catherine Kennedy, PhD Microbiology and Immunology
Schneider-Futschik laboratory: Cystic Fibrosis pharmacology Head of Laboratory Dr Elena Schneider-Futschik
Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Stewart Laboratory: Mechanopharmacology Head of Laboratory Professor Alastair Stewart
Pharmacology and Therapeutics
The heart as a central player in tissue cross-talk Research Project Leader Dr Magdalene Montgomery
Physiology
The link between cardiovascular disease and neurodegeneration – focus on Alzheimer’s disease Project Leader Associate Professor Christine Wright Pharmacology and Therapeutics
The Role of CXCR7 in Tissue Fibrosis Senior Research Officer & Lab Manager Catherine Kennedy, PhD Microbiology and Immunology
The Treatment of Papuan Taipan Envenoming in Papua New Guinea Project Leader Dr David Williams Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Tilley laboratory: Measuring and modelling malaria parasites to develop new antimalarials Head of Laboratory, ARC Australian Laureate Fellow Professor Leann Tilley
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Tissue communication in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NALFD) and liver fibrosis Research Project Leader Dr Magdalene Montgomery
Physiology
Trovafloxacin – an antibiotic with additional properties Project Leader Professor James Angus Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Understanding metabolic cross-talk in health and disease - Focus on type 2 diabetes and fatty liver Research Project Leader Dr Magdalene Montgomery
Physiology
Unravelling the mysteries of E3 ubiquitin ligase in regulating skeletal muscle size and function Research Project Leader Associate Professor Paul Gregorevic
Physiology
Velkov laboratory: Antiinfective pharmacology Head of Laboratory Associate Professor Tony Velkov
Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Watt laboratory: Metabolism and Diabetes Head of Laboratory Professor Matthew Watt
Physiology
Wilkinson-Berka laboratory: Retinal vascular biology and inflammation Head of Laboratory Professor Jennifer Wilkinson-Berka
Anatomy and Neuroscience
Williamson laboratory: Public health, AMR, epidemiology and microbiology Head of Laboratory Associate Professor Deborah Williamson
Microbiology and Immunology
Wright laboratory: Cardiovascular Therapeutics Unit Head of Laboratory Associate Professor Christine E Wright
Pharmacology and Therapeutics

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